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Mississauga Public Library Project Receives 2012 Govenor General Award

RDH Architects, working on behalf of the City of Mississauga to renovate three library branches - Lakeview, Port Credit and Lorne Park, received the 2012 Governor General Medal Award from the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (RAIC).  The renovations were structured as one project to maximize the money received through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fun (ISF).

The Governor General’s Medals in Architecture recognize outstanding achievement in recently built projects by Canadian architects.  The program, created by the RAIC, contributes to the development of the discipline and practice of architecture, and increases public awareness of architecture as a vital cultural force in Canadian society. The awards are administered jointly with the Canada Council for the Arts, which is responsible for the adjudication process and contributes to the publication highlighting the medal winners.

About the Project
The Mississauga Library Project is an adaptive re-use strategy for the major renovation and addition to the Lakeview, Port Credit, and Lorne Park branch libraries, all dating from between 1956 and 1967.  The original three libraries were designed as mid-century modern buildings, displaying similar physical and aesthetic characteristics. As such, the design for the projects is based on the development of a single vocabulary of consistent parts, applied to each of the three libraries in a varied manner.